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F Stevens

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  • Summary of Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind

  • By: Ant Hive Media
  • Narrated by: Brian Ackley
  • Length: 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
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    1 out of 5 stars 1
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    1 out of 5 stars 1

The groundbreaking book reveals how human beings were created and evolved. It also takes a deep look into the history and biology that have come to define us while enhancing what we understand by "humanity." How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights, to trust money books and laws, and more?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Complete waste of time and money

  • By F Stevens on 03-08-16

Complete waste of time and money

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-08-16

Most of this pathetic recording is the legal disclaimers and the rest is not worth listening to. Get the real book and avoid this summary publisher

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Before I Go To Sleep

  • By: S J Watson
  • Narrated by: Susannah Harker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,483
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,479

As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me ...'Memories define us.So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep?Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight.And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story.Welcome to Christine's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This will keep you awake!

  • By MRS on 20-05-11

Hard to stop listening

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-15

I loved this story it was intriguing and well told. If you like Gone Girl you'll love this. Creepy and thought provoking.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Pale View of Hills

  • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Narrated by: Roe Kendall
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Kazuo Ishiguro tells the story of Etsuko, a Japanese woman now living alone in England, dwelling on the recent suicide of her daughter. Retreating into the past, she finds herself reliving one particular hot summer in Nagasaki, when she and her friends struggled to rebuild their lives after the war. But then as she recalls her strange friendship with Sachiko - a wealthy woman reduced to vagrancy - the memories take on a disturbing cast.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive debut novel, but grating narration

  • By T on 12-03-15

Disappointing performance

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-03-15

Great story spoilt by childlike reading. But worth persevering to the end. I will try another with a different performer.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful